This is one of Birmingham’s top cocktail bars, tucked away in Gas Street Basin. The location is a must-see for enthusiasts of vibrant concoctions, and it also provides dedicated seminars and a menu of martinis, fruity cocktails, and bubbly. 52 Gas Street has had its fair share of action over the years, first as a gun factory, then as canal stables, and is now home to one of Birmingham‘s favorite local establishments. In the cozy booths, socialize, speak over a business drink lunch, or have a discreet romantic night, and feel free to kick back canalside this summer. Knowing how to draw a crowd – 52 Gas Street is, in every sense of the term, the pillar of a good time in the Mailbox/Canal Basin neighborhood. Who needs cryptic bar names?
52 Gas Street, formerly a gun factory, is located in the heart of Birmingham’s canal network on no. 52 Gas Street. In the summer, you may sip a drink while watching the canal, and when the weather turns chilly, there is live music with emerging performers. If you want to learn how to make cocktails, 52 Gas Street offers cocktail lessons starting at £25 per person. We happened to pass by this spot on our way to the larger (overcrowded and impersonal) bars and saw karaoke, so we had to stop in. It was quiet when we got there, but it became livelier as the night progressed. The drink selection was enough for a picky drinker, with DIET LEMONADE, which appears to be unavailable elsewhere.
We had beer, 2-for-1 drinks, and spirits, all of which we enjoyed. The workers were excellent, cheerful, and down-to-earth, enjoying their night at work as much as we were. The proprietors seemed to genuinely regard their employees, which you wouldn’t get in a larger chain of pubs. Even the restrooms were nice. We elected to remain and didn’t leave till bedtime, and we’d go again when we’re next in Birmingham (assuming the karaoke is still on!) Our company’s Christmas celebration was held here. Lovely setting fantastic mood. The beverages were plenty, and the meal was delicious. I’ve never eaten so well at a work Christmas party – a delicious and ample array of hot and cold food and desserts. I was pretty impressed! Many folks also loved the karaoke! 52 Gas Street was my first visit, but I would return!